When it comes to keeping your skin hydrated, there’s no one product or treatment that’s going to work for everybody. However, with a little help from an experienced clinician (like our wonderful Ozmedica staff), you’ll be able to tailor a skincare regime that’s right for you. Oily skin has different needs to sensitive skin, which has different needs to dry or mature skin. Having said that, there are some common sense tips which have stood the test of time. Why? Because they work!
Drink plenty of water
Although drinking water doesn’t directly increase your skin’s water content, it does help keep it healthy by ridding the body of harmful toxins. Healthy skin is more receptive to skincare products, further adding to its hydration levels. We recommend consuming 2-3 litres of water a day for optimum health, and complexion benefits.
Sun exposure can zap your skin of moisture, so it’s important to apply SPF each morning. UV rays are always present, rain hail or shine, and are a top source of ageing to the skin (not to mention other, far worse conditions, such as cancer). Keep your skin protected by re-applying sunscreen periodically throughout the day, especially in summer.
Hydrated skin equals healthy skin, which comes down to nutritious diet. Ensure you consume vitamin-rich food like nuts and seeds, berries, leafy greens, potatoes, bananas, and citrus fruits. If you need supplements, like for vitamin B, vitamin C and omega-3 acids.
Dry weather often causes dry skin, although this is not entirely based on seasons. Many people spend winter in heated buildings, which can zap the skin of moisture just as well as a scorching summer sun can. As a result, applying a good skin hydrator, like SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5, once or twice a day is a must.
Enriched with vitamins and hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural moisturiser that helps bind hydration to the skin, this lightweight gel-serum is oil-free and suitable for use daily, on all skin types. It leaves mature skin plump and youthful-looking, acne-prone skin smooth and soft, dull skin radiant and revitalised and dry skin hydrated and healthy.
Whether you use it in conjunction with your moisturiser or as a stand-alone skin hydrator, come into our clinic and try SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 today.